Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke is a favorite dry prairie flower, blooming early in the spring with red flowers that angle down like a shepherds hook when being pollinated and then raise up to let out a puff of fluffy seed tails that look like smoke. Excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, and dry sandy soils.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium, Medium-Wet
Height:    8 inches
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Red
Spacing:    8″
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Prairie Smoke is perfect for borders because of its small stature. It can also be scattered throughout a garden for early green growth in places where other warm-season plants are dormant.

Companion Plants

Star Sedge
Blue Grama Grass
Jacob’s Ladder
Ivory Sedge